Tips For Caregiver's
People with Alzheimer's disease frequently become more disoriented after dark or when waking. Leaving a night-light on in the bedroom may be helpful.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Hair Net Surprises
Muddear wears a hairnet - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. So imagine my surprise when I realized that she had removed her hairnet yesterday and sat around bareheaded all evening. Of course, if Muddear didn't mention the fact, I wasn't going to either.
At bedtime, after assisting Muddear with changing from clothes to nightgown, I picked up her hairnet and proceeded to unfold it. It was then I realized the reason why Muddear was not wearing it. The hairnet was covered in feces! Apparently she did not see the toilet paper next to the bedside commode and commenced to utilize her hairnet to handle her business.
So here is the insanity that travels from Dementia patients to their caregivers. I was disgusted by the feces covered hairnet, but thankful Muddear realized the need to clean herself by any means necessary. So I tossed the hairnet in the trash and life proceeded like normal... with a twist!